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Chang31ing – Hush | Ambient

To our greatest delight, Chang31ing returns with gentle Fluttervibes in this soft Ambient track sampling the classic “Hush”, and making for a blissful experience among soothing synths and Fluttershy’s voice! So happy that we’re getting more Ambient from the community!

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[P@D] RoomVR & Zephysonas – Starlight Sanctuary | Ambient/Orchestral

5 seconds into this song I was already in love with it! The vibrant sounds mixed with the perfect chords surround you as only pros like RoomVR and Zephysonas can craft. Starlight Sanctuary is a gorgeous instrumental that sets a peaceful nighttime landscape around you. The strings harmonize together wonderfully, reaching a deep level of emotions as if that is how nature intended. As explained by RoomVR, “This track is about my love for the night. I wanted to portray the feelings that I experience while looking up at the stars; feelings of love and comfort, wonder and awe… and peace.” This track as well as many other amazing songs are available now on Ponies at Dawn: Skyward!

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Niłch’i Poni – V’ynuk |Liquid Drum and Bass / Siberian Folk

Niłch’i (F 109) is no stranger to ambiance and sound design and this is no exception! The opening piano chords and pads are rich, deep and carry a weight behind them and that’s only the beginning. The focus shifts most notably with what appears to be a jaw harp(?) of all instruments and a more ethnic, folk sound with some tight and complex break beats to tie in to the main genre of the song. Everything ebbs and flows like water through out from the chimes to the one shots and reverberates so cleanly and mysteriously. I absolutely adore the very deep and gritty bassline that punches through at times and the dynamic range really shines through with these iterations. This is truly a unique masterpiece and truly immerses you into its world!

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Nicolas Dominique – The Spark of Inspiration | Liquid Drum and Bass

An inspiring piece to say the least. Nicolas always dishes out a masterful helping of ambiance in their songs. In fact they have a hand in sparking my motivation and design choices. The Spark of Inspiration is a fast-paced atmospheric masterpiece with a piercing melody that doesn’t give us much information to go off but thats the beauty of it. Its not about the song its what YOU make of the song. What do you enjoy? What inspires you?
What is your spark?

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Vylet Pony – Wayward / Norphae (feat. Cactus Flower) | Ambient / Dubstep

Vylet’s masterpieces from her Homeward concept album come in such different styles, but all so gorgeous! Wayward is such a beauty of an Ambient track, while Vylet’s collaboration with Cactus Flower in Norphae is blending chill and hard-hitting vibes for a stunning result! As always, feel free to check out the whole story on Fimfiction!

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Nicolas Dominique – Warden of the Sky | Ambient

An Ethereal environment, as the sun rises, a wistful breeze whispers above the clouds as the warden of the sky flies over her kingdom. Nicolas has always had some of the most mesmerizing ambient tracks I’ve ever heard and this song does not disappoint! The progression is spectacular and theres just enough change and subtlety through out to keep the track morphing and evolving and to build a more grand image of our beloved Princess of the Sun!

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Rarity Advocate – Our Eternity | Ambient

We don’t nearly get enough Ambient in the pony music scene, but thankfully Rarity Advocate has got us covered! Exploring the far reaches of space, the talented musician compiled the feelings of spending an eternity in space into one beautiful song. It’s a real bliss for the ears, soothing the mind and just making us feel like we’re floating… like floating in weightlessness!

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Vylet Pony & Sylver – Harbour (Pts. I & II) | Alternative Rock / Ambient

Yet another release from Vylet’s Homeward Album. They combine both parts of Harbour  and its really cool how seamless both these parts are despite giving off a very different vibe. If you aren’t already aware, this album is all part of an intricate story that really helps bring the world of Homeward into perspective and I highly recommend you give it a read.

Harbour is actually the song Vylet is listening to on his way to visit Sylver in the story specifically in the first part. We get a very upbeat and energetic rock track that Vylet says helps him to “drown the crippling fear induced by being away from home,”  The chorus is infectious and all of the elements blend together to create something truly powerful.

As the song winds down we are met with a *click* and a stark contrast as the atmosphere opens up into the bustle and noise of the Starship Ponyville which signifies the part of the story where Vylet has switched off the song and is waiting for Sylver to invite him inside his suite to reminisce on memories of Equestria and just tell each other stories to pass the time. Now I love these small details, especially when you have the context of the written story, they just breathe an air of immersion and I really appreciate when the little things, be it a conversation from the story, or sound effects are mixed into the music.

From here everything slows down and a soothing piano melody plays followed by some minute glissando and various string and woodwinds with the sounds of the busy life of the starship in the background the polyphony is wonderous and it ends all too soon but is a really touching extension to the song.

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ROKII – SmartPony™ | Album | Electronic

ROKII recently released their SmartPony™ Album and I have to say its a real treat! Introduced with an eerie yet mystical ambiance that relays a sense of discovery and the unknown. From here things progressively ramp up and AI Heartbeat really caught my attention here. Its very mechanical yet melodic and everything feels like clockwork from here as elements are brought in and out breathing life to the machine and is a very solid track that blends the mysticism of the opening with the rest of the album’s inner workings.

After a short interlude we get into the dark and gritty of Internet Protocol Address. After the AI comes alive it than needs an identifier. That is where this track comes into play with some industrial minimalist vibes it really feels like a driving force for whats to come.

This album has quite a lot of diversity ranging from ambient, to progressive house, tech house, dubstep, complextro, and more and its just such a fun experience to explore the mind of the SmartPony™. I especially love its ending. The raw emotion it exudes is awe-inspiring and the world it shapes before we even get into the first few notes really sets us up to let us know that it is indeed getting dark, and their batteries have run out; at least for now…